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Looking beyond the UK for retail growth Petah Marian | 21 Jun 12

The stagnating UK economy means that for many retailers and brands, growth will have to come internationally. An event hosted recently by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) outlined the opportunities, and the strategies to employ when considering new markets.


UK: Debenhams H1 profit up on footwear boost Richard Woodard | 19 Apr 12

Department store retailer Debenhams posted a stronger first half pre-tax profit, beating market consensus, boosted by increased market share for footwear.


UK: Debenhams outsources customer contact centre Petah Marian | 5 Apr 12

UK department store operator Debenhams has announced plans to outsource its customer contact centre in Taunton to Capita, a move which will affect 230 staff.


HONG KONG: Prime Source Forum broadens its horizons Leonie Barrie | 28 Mar 12

The organisers of the Prime Source Forum event, which opened in Hong Kong earlier today (28 March), are also planning to launch a parallel meeting in India later this year.


RUSSIA: Debenhams to open first store in September Petah Marian | 27 Mar 12

Debenhams is set to open its first Russian store in September at the Mega Belaya Dacha, Moscow's biggest shopping centre.


UK: Debenhams books "resilient" first-half finish Petah Marian | 20 Mar 12

UK department store chain Debenhams has recorded a "resilient" finish to the first-half thanks to improving sales.


UK: Women's wear retailers urged to rethink sourcing strategies Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 12

Rising costs and pressure on margins will force women's wear retailers to rethink their pricing and sourcing strategies this year, according to new research, with British manufacturing poised to make a comeback.


UK: Debenhams launches Kate Thomas fast-fashion line Petah Marian | 21 Feb 12

UK department store retailer Debenhams has launched a new fast fashion range called Kate Thomas, which consists of just 20 pieces and will be updated every three weeks.


UK: Billionaire poised to make surprise Peacocks bid? Leonie Barrie | 6 Feb 12

A Pakistani billionaire has emerged as a surprise contender to buy UK discount fashion retailer Peacocks, according to media reports, as administrators near their deadline to secure a rescue bid for the collapsed chain.


just-style management briefing: Apparel industry challenges in 2012 Leonie Barrie | 2 Feb 12

Uncertainty is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the apparel industry in 2012. The economic situation in Europe and the US, swings in commodity prices, labour shortages and rising costs, especially in China, all add up to a worrying year.


MIDDLE EAST: Alshaya in Cos franchise deal Petah Marian | 1 Feb 12

Hennes & Mauritz has entered an agreement with M.H. Alshaya to open Cos stores in the Middle East.


UK: Debenhams to launch Nautica in UK Petah Marian | 30 Jan 12

Debenhams today (30 January) announced that it will launch VF Corp-owned brand Nautica and become its exclusive UK stockist


UK: Debenhams in December sales spike Richard Woodard | 10 Jan 12

Department store retailer Debenhams maintained its flat full-year gross margin guidance after the company recorded a 6.5% increase in December like-for-like sales.


just-style's research round-up Liz Hague | 24 Oct 11

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look into the clothing, accessories and luxury retail channels in India, a market research report on the apparel manufacturing sector in the UK and a SWOT analysis of department store chain Debenhams.


just-style's research round-up Liz Hague | 24 Oct 11

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look into the clothing, accessories and luxury retail channels in India, a market research report on the apparel manufacturing sector in the UK and a SWOT analysis of department store chain Debenhams.


UK: Debenhams posts 21% full-year profit jump Petah Marian | 20 Oct 11

UK department store chain Debenhams has reported a jump in full-year net income on the back of rising sales.


WRC 2011: Retailers should focus their online offer on men Petah Marian | 27 Sep 11

CBRE executive director Peter Gold has called for retailers to focus their online offers on men, after research found they shop over the internet nearly twice as often as women.


UK: Retailers urged to take action to end sweatshops Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 11

Campaigners are using the start of London Fashion Week to step up calls for high street retailers to take more action to end poverty pay for overseas workers.


UK: Sharp becomes Debenhams chief executive Petah Marian | 5 Sep 11

Michael Sharp has become chief executive of UK department store chain Debenhams, following the retirement of Rob Templeman.


UK: Sharp becomes Debenhams chief executive Petah Marian | 5 Sep 11

Michael Sharp has become chief executive of UK department store chain Debenhams, following the retirement of Rob Templeman.


UK: Retailers count the cost of riots Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 11

UK retailers, already under pressure from a slowdown in consumer spending, are now counting the cost after four shocking days of rioting and looting in towns and cities across the UK caused widespread damage on the high street.


just-style management briefing: Industry action on inappropriate children's wear Ben Cooper | 5 Aug 11

Working conditions in the supply chain and environmental concerns may have been the primary CSR hotspots for the clothing sector in recent years, but this year has brought into clear relief the level of public concern over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.


UK: Debenhams "makes progress" as sales rise just-style.com | 30 Jun 11

Department store retailer Debenhams Plc today (30 June) hailed a "good trading performance" in its second half so far and said it expects pre-tax profits to be in line with expectations.


UK: Debenhams "makes progress" as sales rise just-style.com | 30 Jun 11

Department store retailer Debenhams Plc today (30 June) hailed a "good trading performance" in its second half so far and said it expects pre-tax profits to be in line with expectations.


UK: Jane Norman files for bankruptcy just-style.com | 27 Jun 11

Fashion retailer Jane Norman has gone into administration amid speculation that it will be subject to a so-called “pre-pack” transaction.


UK: Debenhams, EWM in for Jane Norman – reports just-style.com | 24 Jun 11

Struggling fashion retailer Jane Norman is attracting interest from a number of suitors, including Debenhams, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Aurora Fashions and Sun Capital, according to reports.


UK: Dress sales soar as school proms spread just-style.com | 21 Jun 11

Sales of prom-style dresses at UK retailer Debenhams have soared amid the rising popularity of school proms rather than old-style discos, the company says.


UK: Retailers sign up to guidance on children's wear just-style.com | 6 Jun 11

Retailers are being urged to sign up to new 'good practice' guidelines for stores selling children's clothing, joining firms including George, Next, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Tesco who helped develop the code.


UK: Rob Templeman appointed BRC chairman just-style.com | 3 Jun 11

Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman has been appointed as chairman of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).


UK: M&S hires brand director for general merchandise just-style.com | 1 Jun 11

UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has appointed Alison Jones to a newly created position of brand director of general merchandise.

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